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Direct Action gets it done! Sea Shepherd Supporters group.

Direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose, confront, and halt illegal activities on the high seas.

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Our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.


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What’s happened recently

The last time I really saw sea Shepard was when they had that tv show whale wars. Is the Steve Irwin safe? I heard they were retiring some of their old ships. Do they still sell merch I want to get a hoodie. Also how come the show whale wars ended anyways

17:18 UTC


Shark Finning Intervention

Hello everyone, I have recently signed up to volunteer as part of sea shepherds, hopefully the wait is not too long. While I could find a long list of works depicting the Sea Sheperd’s interventions against whaling, I could find little about their shark finning work. It goes without saying that a lot of the work the shepherds do helps marine wildlife apart from whales, but it would be interesting to find more info on their direct help of sharks. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Also even better, if you know of any direct action organizations that are against shark finning please send them my way, it has been difficult to find any concise opportunities. Thank you very much.

02:09 UTC


On World Earth Day, from Captain Peter Hammarstedt

22:01 UTC


Gearing Up for Action to Save More Marine Lives in the Med Sea

Check out the latest Sea Shepherd video featuring the M/Y Sea Eagle 😎🤙

19:28 UTC


Sea Shepherd Page changes

Hello Ocean lovers!

As you are aware we have been having some issues with Sea Shepherd posts having negative comments and Paul Watson Foundation posts in the group. So to try and fix this issue we have had a few suggestions that we have discussed.

We think it would be best if we keep this sub reddit dedicated to Sea Shepherd and its supporters and their campaigns. And try and keep the comments and posts positive for Sea Shepherd supporters.

For supporters of Paul Watson Foundation we think it would be best if all the supporters or people wanting to follow Paul and his merry men to the Paul Watson page at


You can support both groups :)

For the future of this page i think it would be best to let Matt be a moderator here and he can look after it. Ill be helping in the background. But Matt is a good choice to continue the group in a positive direction supporting Sea Shepherd.

A little bit about your new moderator:

Hello, I’m Matt - A long term supporter and crew member of Sea Shepherd. I’ve been with the organization for nearly a decade and have been on campaigns from Costa Rica to the Faroe Islands. I’ve seen the organization go from a vigilante direct action group ramming whalers to a professional organization using direct action to board, inspect, and arrest fishing vessels. I’m very passionate about ocean conservation and look forward to helping grow this Sea Shepherd supporter community. I’m a fairly open person so don’t hesitate to message me with any questions or concerns regarding the page or if you just want to have a chat.

So please welcome Matt to the page and we look forward to seeing both groups grow and be a positive change for the oceans!

Thanks everyone for your support

Pauly S

03:19 UTC


Antarctica: The Last Wilderness

Antarctica is known as the world's last wilderness - but for how much longer will that be true? 🇦🇶

With the whaling harpoons having been silenced in the Southern Ocean, a new -- and legalized -- destruction of Antarctica's pristine ecosystems has taken hold, so we had no choice but to return... 🌊

16:54 UTC


Is the operation in Mexico safe for crews overall?

I know in the past in the gulf of California SS has been attacked by poachers but that video was a few years ago. Is crewing out there still as dangerous? What are the chances of losing ones life to the poachers there? I know SS does not have defensive measures besides non lethal methods, but if you got boarded how do you defend yourself?

Do they Station foreign military on board for protection?

16:24 UTC


3000+ Members!!!!

Hello Sea Shepherd supporters and any one that just loves to support the oceans with other groups. It has taken a long slow time to build the group, unsure why i think we are pretty active for a group, Reddit must be just a tough one to crack. But well done on reaching 3000+ members.

Well done everyone, keep posting and making this group awesome. Remember you can post things other than Sea Shepherd like Taiji issues and what other organizations are doing.

If you have any suggestions to make this group better or any improvements, please let me know.

Stay safe on and in the Ocean!

Admin team..

01:56 UTC


Live From the Antarctic Frontlines


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15:30 UTC


Trawlers caught red-handed, stealing food from whales’ mouths

r/NeptunesNavy <— a Reddit for Sea Shepherd supporters 😎🤙

15:44 UTC


The Last Online Photo of the Farley Mowat during it's Scrapping.

Some of you may know of the scrapping of the cutters. We have seen photos of the Sharpie, sadly I came across this photo of the Farley Mowat

Having been on both the Farley & JPD, I am aware of signs that the ship has been scrapped or recycling taking place. In the photo you can see all the net's rigging has been removed, bow rails have been removed along with both port and starboard lockers have been remove. In recent photos, you can see it on them on the deck of the Sea Horse.

RIP Farley

14:39 UTC


Sea Shepherd: 2023 End of Year

06:39 UTC


Grindstop 2024

Hey fellow activists, I was wondering whether any of u knew if there will be an active campaign on the Faroe Islands next year and how to get in contact with the info team. I am from Germany and our team keeps replying that this isn't their department so I seek your wisdom😂

18:21 UTC


Keeping up to date with Sea Shepherd


I thought this was a good fairly recent news story on the status of Sea Shepherd and PWF and why some of the past dramas happened and what did happen to Whale wars.

07:58 UTC


Life on a Sea Shepherd ship

08:42 UTC


Med Sea Rescue: Operation Siso 6 Defeats Plundering

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19:43 UTC


IUU Patrols off Gabon 2022

🇬🇦This is a shot from our drone operator while we were conducting a boarding/inspection of a fishing vessel within Gabonese waters. Gabon is leading the way for ocean conservation in West Africa, setting up marine parks and continuing its partnership with Sea Shepherd to keep illegal fishing vessels out of their territories. Due to our activities, 10+ vessels have been arrested, many more inspected, and many many more have avoided Gabonese waters all together. 😎🤙🏴‍☠️

PC: Sea Shepherd

02:54 UTC


The mighty AK 💪🏴‍☠️

This is the “replacement” (can’t truly replace the legendary Bob) for the Bob Barker in the Sea Shepherd Global Fleet. An ex-fishing vessel turned ocean conservation/anti-poaching vessel. I worked several months on this ship and I have to say it’s my favorite in the fleet. An excellent addition with one campaign under its belt and many more to come. Excited to see the future this ship creates 😎🤙

What’s your favorite ship in the fleet?

23:10 UTC


The Mighty Bob

Felt it would be cool to share this photo of the Bob Barker from when we were in Gibraltar. At the time, I was finishing up a 7 month stint on this vessel doing IUU patrols in West Africa. Loved this ship, very homey and the history involved in the vessel is incredible.

22:23 UTC


New look, Old name

Okay so lets take this page back to Sea Shepherd and its supporters.

We will be working on a Neptunes Pirates page that you can support if you wish.

If you have questions please ask.

Lets hope Sea Shepherd becomes bigger and better for the Oceans.

05:25 UTC


Sea Shepherd International Donations

Hello, I have a small hobby store in which I make jewellery, decorations, and table-top figures. As a part of my business I always donate 10% of an items cost to one of six charities; One of which being Sea Shepherd International.

I am writing here because I am uncertain at the moment, after reading a few posts in this subreddit, what has actually happened and what my customers are currently donating towards.

I know that SS and the Captain split, because SS wants to observe and work more scientifically, whilst the Captain prefers a more direct hands-on approach to stop illegal whaling and the like.

My dilemma is that I don't know what the money really goes towards, or how I should explain it to customers whom are interested in helping. I've seen fancy photos and such on the SS Instagram, but what is really being accomplished?

To be honest, I'd like a direct approach alternative to "just" another office text compiling photo-dump.

Please help me understand the nuances.

05:01 UTC


Two whale entanglements in two days in Queensland shark nets

15:21 UTC


CPWF & Sea Shepherd

Glad to see this. The infighting, squabbling, and bullying going on was awful on socials. Completely detracted from Sea Shepherd and Captain Watson’s work.

I don’t know what happened internally, but the story kept shifting so much and too much focus was on attacking Sea Shepherd instead of on campaigns. I’ve been a big fan of Captain Watson for years, but I still can’t believe how toxic people have been since last year. It was so cult like.

Hopefully now people can just focus on important work like saving the oceans instead of “he said, she said” and the attempts to diminish valuable work being done by Captain Watson’s group, as well as all the Sea Shepherd groups.

I’ve always had the mentality of “mission over ego”, but I seemed like a minority over the last year.

02:18 UTC


Sea Shepherd: on a mission to save the Greek seas

12:42 UTC

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